- The South Shore Natural Science Center is pleased to announce a call for entry for their winter Juried Art Show – Views of the North River & Beyond: New England in Winter. Two dimensional, framed, artwork in the following medias: oil, watercolor, acrylic, pencil, pastel, mixed media and photography will be accepted for an upcoming exhibition in the Vine Hall Gallery. Registration and drop-off of artwork will be accepted on February 3, 2-4pm; February 4, 12-6pm; February 5, 9-11am. Please visit the calendar at www.southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org for the complete entry information.
Selected entries will be on display in SSNSC’s Vine Hall Gallery from February 6 – March 3, 2019. The winners will be announced at a “Meet the Artist” Reception on Friday, February 15 from 5:30-7pm. The public is invited, and light refreshments will be served.
The Vine Hall Gallery is a multi-use space that provides a place for local artists to share their artwork depicting the natural world. This show highlights the beauty of New England in the winter. Programs and exhibits in Vine Hall are partially funded through a Cultural Investment Portfolio Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
The South Shore Natural Science Center is a nonprofit organization affiliated with the South Shore YMCA and is dedicated to educating the public about the natural and cultural environments of the South Shore. Their mission is to provide natural science experiences that educate, excite, and commit every generation to preserve the environment and to encourage responsible use, stewardship, and enjoyment of our natural resources.
For additional information, please contact Hannah Woodbury, Art Show Coordinator or Chris Jacobs, Executive Director at 781-659-2559, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. The SSNSC is located at 48 Jacobs Lane, Norwell, MA.
About the South Shore Natural Science Center:
The South Shore Natural Science Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about the natural and cultural environments of the South Shore. Our mission is to provide natural science experiences that educate, excite, and commit every generation to preserve the environment and to encourage responsible use, stewardship and enjoyment of our natural resources. The South Shore Natural Science Center is located on 30 acres surrounded by 200 acres of town conservation/recreation land consisting of meadows, woodland, and a pond. The Science Center is also home to the EcoZone – an interactive museum featuring live native animals, owl exhibits, Children’s Garden, and 6 interpretive trails.
The South Shore Natural Science Center was started in 1962 by a group of like-minded individuals, led by Norwell’s Cap’n Bill Vinal (often referred to as the father of nature education), with the goal of providing nature programs to the youth of the south shore.
The group purchased a second-hand school bus, and aptly named it Flora, using it to conduct field trips and nature programs in the woods and ponds around the south shore. Flora was sold a few years later, as the group formed a non-profit organization and set about building the South Shore Natural Science Center into a museum and environmental education center.
Today’s Science Center offers a wide variety of nature programs for children and adults, a summer camp, nature preschool, and is home to the EcoZone exhibit hall, created with the assistance of noted wildlife biologist Jeff Corwin.
For more information on the Science Center and its programs, please visit our website at ‘www.southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org’; for information on exhibiting your work at the Science Center please contact Hannah Woodbury at (781)659-2559 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org